The criminal case against paediatric surgeon Professor Peter Beale, whose co-accused anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi was murdered in an apparent hit in September, has been postponed ing the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Courts.
TimesLIVE reports that NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwana said the matter was postponed to 20 January next year for the indictment.
Beale is charged with culpable homicide after the death of a prominent businessman’s 10-year-old son following a laparoscopic operation to stop reflux last year. The shooting of Munshi caused outrage and prompted Beale to go into hiding.
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